Moving to St. Louis, MO

Thinking about moving to St. Louis?

You’ll love calling this charming midwestern city home. St. Louis has something to offer everyone. For young people, there are excellent opportunities, including Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University. There are also trendy neighborhoods like Cherokee Street, The Ville, and Delmar Loop. For families, St. Louis offers affordable living, plentiful housing stock, and easy access to parks and recreation. For retirees, St. Louis is full of culture and history.

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St. Louis isn’t without its problems, but to some, the grit is part of the charm. And things are indeed getting better: the economy has been growing strong over the past few years, and the downtown is seeing revitalization.

Living

St. Louis is home to 311,404 St. Louisans. With an area of 61.9 square miles, St. Louis has a population density of 5,031 persons per square mile, which makes it more dense than many other cities of comparable size.

The St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area boasts a population of 2,807,002 people, of which St. Louis proper’s population makes up 11%.

Housing

Affordable housing is one of best things St. Louis has going for it. The median home value in St. Louis is $119,800, -40% below the US median value, according to Zillow. The median price per square foot in St. Louis is $126. Over the past 5 years, home values in St. Louis have increased by 4%.

Renters in St. Louis will also have an easy time finding affordable housing. The median rent in St. Louis is $944 per month, which is 34% lower than the US median. Over the past year, rental rates in St. Louis have increased by 60.0%.

Economy

St. Louis’s economy is growing strong. The St. Louis metro area’s GDP grew by 16% between 2010 and 2015, from $134 billion in 2010 to $155 billion in 2015, a total increase of $21 billion. The metro area has a per capita GDP of $55,246. According to the US Census Bureau, the median household income in St. Louis, MO is $55,066, 3% higher than the national median. St. Louis’s unemployment rate is 4%.

St. Louis, MO Arts and Entertainment

Sidney Street Café

2000 Sidney St, St. Louis, MO 63104, United States

Farmhaus

3257 Ivanhoe Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139

Publico

6679 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130

i-Pointe Drive-In

1033 McCausland Ave St. Louis, MO 63117

Cleveland-Heath

106 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Pastaria

7734 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Tony's

410 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63102

Lemmons

5800 Gravois Ave St. Louis, MO 63116

Crown Candy Kitchen

Crown Candy Kitchen, Saint Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Restaurants
Sidney Street Café
Farmhaus
Publico
i-Pointe Drive-In
Cleveland-Heath
Pastaria
Tony's
Lemmons
Crown Candy Kitchen

Planter's House

1000 Mississippi Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Harlem Tap Room

4161 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, St. Louis, MO 63113

Tower Pub

3234 Morganford Road, St. Louis, MO, United States

The Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

3229 Washington Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63103

Dressel's Public House

419 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States

Eclipse

6177 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, United States

Upstairs Lounge

3131 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, United States

The Royale

3132 S. Kingshighway Saint Louis, MO, 63139

Nightlife
Planter's House
Harlem Tap Room
Tower Pub
The Schlafly Tap Room
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Dressel's Public House
Eclipse
Upstairs Lounge
The Royale

Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

Saint Louis Zoo

Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

3750 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

City Museum

750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Missouri History Museum

5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Soldiers' Memorial

1315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63103

The Magic House

516 S Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122

National Blues Museum

615 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

St. Louis Car Museum

Culture
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Zoo
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
City Museum
Missouri History Museum
Saint Louis Science Center
Soldiers' Memorial
The Magic House
National Blues Museum
St. Louis Car Museum

Weather

If hot weather isn’t your thing, you might want to think twice before moving to St. Louis. St. Louis winters are cold, with an average temperature of 38 degrees. Summers in St. Louis are hot, with an average temperature of 76 degrees. The average temperature in Spring is 67 degrees and the average temperature in Fall is 47 degrees.

If you’re moving to St. Louis, you better bring your umbrella! St. Louis sees an average 113 rainy days per year, and had an average annual rainfall of 41 inches. St. Louis is relatively humid, with an average annual relative humidity of 70. And don’t sweat it if you forget to pack your sunglasses. St. Louis only gets an average of 2,594 sunny hours per year and 101 sunny days, fewer than much of the rest of the country.

Crime

St. Louis does have some problems with violent crime, with a violent crime rate of 1,817 incidents per 100,000 persons according to the FBI, a higher rate than average. Property crime rates in St. Louis are relatively high, with a rate of 6,316 incidents per 100,000 persons, a higher rate than average.

Traffic

Ask anyone who lives in St. Louis what the city’s biggest problems are and traffic will almost certainly be one of them. According to a survey conducted by INRIX, the average commuter in St. Louis spends 21.7 hours in traffic each year, with about 4% of their time commuting in a traffic jam, a higher portion than average among US cities.

Cost of Living

Weather

If hot weather isn’t your thing, you might want to think twice before moving to St. Louis. St. Louis winters are cold, with an average temperature of 38 degrees. Summers in St. Louis are hot, with an average temperature of 76 degrees. The average temperature in Spring is 67 degrees and the average temperature in Fall is 47 degrees.

If you’re moving to St. Louis, you better bring your umbrella! St. Louis sees an average 113 rainy days per year, and had an average annual rainfall of 41 inches. St. Louis is relatively humid, with an average annual relative humidity of 70. And don’t sweat it if you forget to pack your sunglasses. St. Louis only gets an average of 2,594 sunny hours per year and 101 sunny days, fewer than much of the rest of the country.

Crime

St. Louis does have some problems with violent crime, with a violent crime rate of 1,817 incidents per 100,000 persons according to the FBI, a higher rate than average. Property crime rates in St. Louis are relatively high, with a rate of 6,316 incidents per 100,000 persons, a higher rate than average.

Traffic

Ask anyone who lives in St. Louis what the city’s biggest problems are and traffic will almost certainly be one of them. According to a survey conducted by INRIX, the average commuter in St. Louis spends 21.7 hours in traffic each year, with about 4% of their time commuting in a traffic jam, a higher portion than average among US cities.

Education

St. Louis is a well-educated city, with 18% of the population possessing a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Only 11% of the population does not have a High School diploma, while 11% of the population has a Graduate or Professional degree.

Demographics

The median age in St. Louis is 38.3 years. 48.4% of the population in the St. Louis metro area is male, while 51.6% is female. 4.4% of the metro population is foreign born. In terms of racial demographics, St. Louis is 77% white and 18% African American.

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